A self taught photographer, Dash always seeks out new terrain where animals and nature abound. An avid scuba diver and motorcycle rider, he has been documenting his experiences for more than twenty years. He has learned how fragile life is and has developed a profound respect for all living systems. Convinced that no mind is ever open enough, he travels as much as he can and tries to stay open to new ways of seeing.
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1969 Dash Shemtoob spent his childhood in the turmoil of the Islamic revolution before moving to Israel at the age of 12. As a teenager he grew up in a boarding school located in a nature reserve near the Mediterranean. Later, he went on to join the army and develop a background in Engineering before relocating to New York in 1999.